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Am I Having a Dental Emergency?

April 14, 2020
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Posted By: Prairie Dental Care
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Losing a filling or a dental crown can be uncomfortable and unsettling, but patients can choose to wait several days before treatment. Other dental situations may need immediate professional attention. 

How do you know if you are experiencing a dental emergency in Aurora, IL?

A general rule of thumb is how much pain you are feeling, along with trauma and injury that has happened to your teeth and gums. If you're not sure if you need to see your emergency dentists, Dr. Christine Wang and Dr. Xiaoyu Ma, give us a call and speak with our knowledgable front desk staff, we can provide advice and guidance until you can see us. 

Common Dental Emergencies

  • Dental infection
  • Abscess
  • Gum disease
  • Throbbing  toothache
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Accident or injury to the mouth

When Can I Wait Until the Next Dental Appointment?

  • Small, painless chipped tooth
  • Lost crown
  • Lost filling

You may be able to wait a few days before we can see you. The choice is always up to the patient, and we are happy to see you if you choose to come in. 

When Should I Go to the ER?

ER rooms rarely have dentists on staff—so if your dental emergency involves an abscess, infection, or disease, they may not be able to help. Go to the hospital if you are having life-threatening complications, including:

  • Broken or dislocated jaw
  • Fractured jaw
  • Deep cuts to the mouth that continue to bleed
  • Dental abscess that impedes ability to swallow or breathe

If You're Worried, See Us

Only you know when something doesn't feel right or normal. Dental emergencies don't have to be visibly painful; if you have mild to severe tooth pain, you might have a tooth infection or decaying tooth. Some dental situations require immediate dental intervention to save the tooth. It's better to fix the issue while it's small and easily treatable, so don't hesitate to call us at the slightest sign of oral discomfort. 

If you still don't know if you need emergency dental care in Aurora, don't take a risk and call us today. Our primary focus is protecting your gums, teeth, and oral health. 

Drs. Wang and Ma Ryan are your emergency dentists at Prairie Dental Care—give us a call at (630) 907-0330 if you have any questions or concerns. 

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